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Police are investigating the notorious murder of a 12-year-old boy after human remains were found

Police are investigating the notorious murder of a 12-year-old boy after human remains were found
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British police said on Friday they were investigating after a notorious writer “Moor’s Murders” In 1964, a 12-year-old boy was killed after they found human remains. The boy, Keith Bennett, was one of five victims of child serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, who buried all but one of their victims on a bleak moorland near the north-west city of Manchester.

The brutality of the crime – which took place between July 1963 and October 1965 and included sexual assault in several cases – still inspires horror today.

Greater Manchester Police They were contacted Thursday by a representative of the author investigating Keith Bennett’s death.

Police search area of ​​Saddleworth Moor after reports of a skull being found in connection with Moors murder investigation
In this photo released on Sept. 30, 2022, police search the area of ​​Saddleworth Moor after reports of a skull being found in the Moors murder investigation on Saddleworth Moor, Britain.

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“We were informed that he had discovered what he believed to be possible human remains at a remote site on the moors,” a statement said.

“The site was assessed late last night and, this morning, specialist officers began initial search operations,” it said, adding that it was “too early to confirm” if the remains were human.

Brady and Hindley were jailed in 1966 for the murders of John Kilbride, 12, Leslie Ann Downie, 10, and Edward Evans, 17.

Horrifying evidence included photographs of Leslie Ann Downey naked, bound and gagged, and a tape recording of her begging for help as she was tortured and sexually assaulted.

Years later, the pair confessed to the murders of Keith Bennett and 16-year-old Pauline Reed.

The murder suspects were found guilty at trial
Ian Brady (left) and Myra Hindley, convicted of murder on May 6, 1966, at the “Body of the Moor” trial. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Pauline Reid’s body was finally located in a shallow grave in 1987, still wearing the party frock she was wearing when she disappeared.

But Brady never expressed remorse for the killings and the judge called both men “evil beyond belief” at his trial.

Over the years, police took Hindley twice and Brady once to the moors in an attempt to locate where they buried the bodies of their victims.

Although Pauline Reed’s body was found, all efforts to identify Keith Bennett’s body were unsuccessful.

The author who contacted police, Russell Edwards, made the discovery after assembling a team of experts to try to solve the long-standing mystery of where the boy was buried, the Manchester Evening News reported.

It is said that a small piece of cloth with part of a skull was found buried three feet deep.

The new information prompted police to “travel to the site where his (Edwards’) team found the remains” on Thursday evening, the report said.

Hindley died in prison in 2002, followed by Brady in 2017.

Keith Bennett’s mother Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012She spent her life trying to find her son, even armed with a spade and taking it to the creek, BBC Report.

A plaque commemorating her and Keith was placed on the moor, with the inscription: “To Winnie and Keith. Rip you both. Keith will come home.”

Moors Murders
Mrs. Winifred Johnson, mother of missing boy Keith Bennett, photo of Saddleworth Moore, with photo of her son, January 25, 1995.

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Keith’s brother was told about “possible developments,” police said.

Greater Manchester Police Force Review Officer Martin Bottomley said: “We have always said that GMP would act on any vital information which could lead to Keith’s recovery and reunification with his family.” said.

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